Elder Abuse Is Easy to Miss

“People are living longer in their own homes outside of nursing homes or other institutional settings, which means that at some point each of us is likely to . . .” https://www.nextavenue.org/elder-abuse-is-easy-to-miss

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Sexual Health and Aging

Mark your calendars and join Right at Home for a presentation on Sexual Health and Aging next Wednesday, May 15th! https://www.rightathome.net/east-south-tucson

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The Coming Elder Care Crisis

“The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the number of centenarians in the United States will quadruple over the next three decades from about 100,000 today to more than 400,000 in 2054. It will no doubt keep growing at a rapid rate after that since 2054 only gets us through the 100th birthday of half the…

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Talking to Aging Parents About Medical Alert Systems

“Difficult discussions about setting and enforcing boundaries can be some of the most important conversations in parent-child relationships. They are necessary and often driven by care, concern and love, but they can also become entangled with heightened emotions, complex power dynamics and intricate histories. During the . . .” https://www.nextavenue.org/talking-to-aging-parents-about-medical-alert-systems

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The Conversation Project

Today is a great day to examine and communicate your wishes! https://theconversationproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ConversationProject-ConvoStarterKit-English.pdf

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The Missing Piece of Managing Caregiver Stress

“I spent many years wondering why self-care wasn’t enough to manage the stress of being a caregiver. It was only when I discovered Nervous System Regulation (NSR) that I began to understand that no matter how delightful self-care might feel at the time, no matter how much relief I experienced in the moment from talking…

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The Kaleidoscopic World of Alzheimer’s and Sensory Perception

“My 94-year-old mother is one of an estimated 6.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia. A few weeks ago, she fell and fractured her hip. When she returned to her assisted living apartment from the hospital four days later, I . . .” https://www.nextavenue.org/alzheimers-dementia-sensory-perception

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More Treatment Options for People with Macular Degeneration

“Nearly a decade ago Jane Burdette glanced up from a cross-stitch project and noticed the door frame suddenly looked crooked. ‘I called my primary doctor who referred me to an ophthalmologist who saw me immediately. She contacted the retina specialist who saw me the same day, diagnosed the problem, and gave me the . .…

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Caregiving and Complicated Family Dynamics

“In 2020, AARP identified the number of caregivers at 53 million Americans; 89% care for a relative or partner, with women representing 75% of all caregivers. Marry these percentages with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating one child in seven experiences child abuse or neglect in the United States at the hands of…

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